Payment Standards by Zip Code and Bedroom Size, effective 1/1/2021

Please be advised, Payment Standards are not suggested contract rents.  Any rents requested will be confirmed through a market analysis conducted by BHA.  To further understand how rents are determined and subsidy payment are calculated, go here.    

Please find the payment standard charts for each bedroom size and zip code in the charts linked below.  You may also use the Payment Standard Lookup Tool

All Bedroom Sizes
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom
3 Bedroom
4 Bedroom
5 Bedroom
6 Bedroom

The "What Can I Afford" Tool

This online tool will help you determine, based on the utilites that you will pay and your family income, whether or not you can afford a particular apartment. apartment use the Max Rent Affordability Tool at https://boston.maxrent.org.  Keep in mind, that the rent the landlord asks for, may not be the rent that BHA approves.  

HUD Fair Market Rents

Payment Standards are based on HUD Metropolitan Area Fair Market Rents and HUD Small Area Fair Market Rents.  

Link to HUD Fair Market Rents (FMR)
Link to HUD Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR)

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